COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month



New Orleans is a foodie destination year-round, but only in August does the COOLinary month-long event really highlight the tastes of the city. Around the city, restaurants offer prix-fixed menus that showcase the spices, ingredients, and flavors that are unique to New Orleans. From Cajun to Creole and everything in between, there’s no better way to sample the best dishes in town.

New restaurants may be added to the COOLinary festival throughout August, so keep an eye on the official site for last-minute additions. This year, favorites are returning with fresh takes on their specialties. You don’t want to miss the menu at American Sector Restaurant + Bar where new American classics are updated with local twists, or what’s on offer at Antoine’s Restaurant in the French Quarter with its classic Italian fare.


A Month of Flavors


Extended stay guests can really make the most of August in New Orleans with the fixed menu at Bayou Bar in the business district. Pub grub just got an upgrade with local, seasonal ingredients and spicy kicks. Try Boucherie from Creole-French fusion or Café Degas for seafood samplers.


The Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar is a local favorite where quintessential New Orleans dishes can be found. From Charlie’s Steakhouse to The Pelican Club, dozens of restaurants participate and compete—but the diners are the real winners.